There are some students who don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn to go to school. Online schools are one way for kids to get an education in this day and age. Julian Teekaram tells us more about one tuition-free virtual public school.
All four of the Brown kids are enrolled in Ohio Connections Academy, an online school for students in grades k-12. Molly Brown has attended the online school for four years and wouldn't have it any other way.
"I really like this online school because it does have a flexible schedule," said Brown.
Melissa Brown use to home school Molly. She says the switch took a lot off of her plate.
"Being a former teacher I know what all is involved with keeping transcripts, making sure she's prepared for college. I knew that would be a lot on me if I was home schooling the other three as well," said Brown.
Although online learning operates much like a traditional classroom, Brown says parents play a much more active role in their child's education. She says because their not in a classroom for seven hours, she's able to spend one-on one time with them to go over the material.
Even if you're not a former teacher like Brown, she says the Academy gives parents all the tools they need to help their kids.
Even traditional brick and mortar schools are jumping on the online learning train. Superintendent for Elida Schools Don Diglia says his school merges the two learning techniques.
If you want to learn more about the Ohio Connections Academy or online learning in general, representatives from the school will be holding an information session at the Lima Holiday Inn on Leonard avenue. The date and time are set for Wednesday, July 11-th, from 6:30 p-m to 8:00 p-m.